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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A
Dexter is a town in New Mexico with a population of 1,091. Dexter is in Chaves County. Living in Dexter offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Dexter and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    0
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    161
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    41%
    13%

Working in Dexter

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,958
National
$55,322
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Dexter Reviews

3 reviews
Dexter is the average small American town. Everyone knows each other, gossip spreads rapidly through town, and their is a strong sense of community. Life in Dexter is slow, their is little to no crime, no accidents, and one or two monthly parties. Dexter is the perfect place to settle down and live the rest of your life in quiet comfort.
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I like how everyone is involved in the community to try and make the town better. Everyone in the town enjoys heading out to watch the high school team play. Football is perhaps the best sport to be enjoyed in watching. Everyone enjoys heading out to breakfast in the only breakfast restaurant there is. Dexter has to be one of the best small town's anyone has been to.
My experience in Dexter has been nice. There are people who you see in the community whom you have known for years. Though the things to do for teenagers is limited, its a safe place to be living.